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Secret audio sheds light on toppled dictator’s frantic last hours

The BBC has obtained extraordinary recordings which we believe to be of phone calls made by former Tunisian dictator, president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, as he flew out of the country in 2011. These final moments show how his authority crumbled, sealing the fate of his 23-year dictatorship and sparking the region’s wave of pro-democracy Arab Spring uprisings.